Ear projection and the posterior auricular muscle insertion.

  title={Ear projection and the posterior auricular muscle insertion.},
  author={Bahman Guyuron and Lawrence Deluca},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={100 2},
Prominent ears is a common congenital anomaly affecting approximately 5 percent of the general population. The etiology has been attributed to three basic deformities in the ear structure: valgus of the concha with a cranioauricular angle greater than 40 degrees, underfolding of the anthelix, and rarely, hypertrophy of the concha. It is believed that by virtue of its insertion onto the ponticulus, the cranial surface of the concha, the posterior auricular muscle may function to pull the auricle… CONTINUE READING


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